Jacqueline Jossa responds to Celebrity Big Brother rumours

Jacqueline Jossa

Soap actress Jacqueline Jossa has responded to claims she's set to head into Celebrity Big Brother.

Jacqueline is best known for playing Lauren Branning on BBC One soap EastEnders.

After seven years, Jacqueline is set to bow out of the series this Christmas.

There had been rumours she'd swap Walford for Borehamwood but Jacqueline has put a stop to the speculation today.

“I’m not going in Big Brother!" she told The Sun newspaper. “I wouldn’t do anything like that because I am terrible around people.

Jacqueline Jossa

“I’m aggy if I haven’t eaten and I just get argumentative."

And Jacqueline confessed: “I’m evil! I have such a dark side to me that I couldn’t be on TV 24/7 with alcohol involved. It’s not safe for me.”

Rather than reality TV, Jacqueline is instead looking to spend the next few months with her daughter.

She explained: “There’s loads I want to do and I will try to fit it all in but I also want to take a bit of time to be Mum to Ella just because I’ve done so much in the last two years.

“I have been there but I feel like I haven’t and I feel like I’ve missed things and I want to be there for that. But of course I’m going to sniff about.”

Channel 5 confirmed this month that Celebrity Big Brother 2018 will begin with an all female cast with male celebrities joining later.

As always, Channel 5 aren't confirming any names but rumours are abound and they make for an interesting mix of leading ladies.

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Stars tipped for the cast include Boris Johnson's sister Rachel Johnson, actress Amanda Barrie, Tattoo Fixers star Paisley Billings and newsreader India Willoughby.

Meanwhile, men rumoured for January's Celebrity Big Brother line up include The Apprentice candidate Andrew Brady, Love Island's Jonny Mitchell and US R&B star and Pony hitmaker Ginuwine

Celebrity Big Brother 2018 starts on Tuesday January 2 on Channel 5.

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